|Re: Low Turnout Not Hopeful|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2012/5/11 15:23:43
I think the biggest reason is lack of information, followed by apathy. I found this blog when I was trying to find information about the candidates. We are inundated with information about national and statewide candidates, but finding any information about local candidates is difficult. I subscribe to the Dallas Morning News but there is little information about Lewisville or LISD elections. Most people are not going to put in the work on their own time to research candidates, and what is the point of voting if you don't know what you're voting for. I think if there was a brief, objective comparison of the candidates on various issues mailed to the voters, or at the very least available at the polling site, we'd see higher turnout.